This morning I have something new to share with you, hot off the press, the new French Connection Home range, launched yesterday.
With a distinctly global yet rustic feel, fans of the all-white look will be in seventh heaven perusing the whitewashed backdrops with carefully selected neutral textiles in shades of grey with blue highlights and creams mixed with hessian tones and textured linens or rugs.
Florence’s favourites? The safari chair, drift wood stool and tripod side table. All different, but all extremely covetable. Price points are at the upper end of high street and I fear this may be French Connection’s downfall after the initial hype subsides leading to heavily discounted sales akin to the clothing line. On the flip side, the majority of the larger pieces, lighting, the chairs, side tables etc are investment pieces with statement potential that you will have for years. The collection doesn’t give the impression of being disposable home ware. In the mean time, there are certainly pieces that I’ll be adding to my list of ‘wants’.
Do you like?
This afternoon’s Friday Frock is a slight departure from the norm, a little out-of-left-field, if you will. In fact, today’s frock is not a frock, but a jacket.
Waterfall Jacket – French Connection, £155
There are two reasons for this. Number one, I believe in great quality, investment basics that form the backbone of your wardrobe. They might not be cheap but they should be infinitely wearable and I think this jacket is just that. And secondly, *whisper it* I just didn’t fancy writing about a frock today.
I bought this jacket last week, for the Christening I attended. I couldn’t find a season appropriate dress that I wanted to buy, and so I opted for a long time favourite from my wardrobe. I actually call it my engagement dress as it’s really that old – I wore it for several occasions when we were telling people about/celebrating our engagement and as such it’s in lots of happy pictures.
I’d seen a jacket in Warehouse that I liked the look of but when I tried it on the quality was appalling – a nice shape, but unlined, crumpled and the lapels wouldn’t sit right due to the poor construction. I was deflated but decided to keep looking for something similar. I eventually happened across this one in French Connection and it is beautiful. Just the right shape, it hangs beautifully, is cleverly tailored and bang on trend in a nude tone.
Just so you’re all not wholly disappointed in me, here’s a snap of said jacket and outfit, in action so to speak. (Maybe this can count as the ‘friday frock‘?) I think it’s going to look awesome with my pink trews 😉
Happy Friday Folks – come back tomorrow for the Saturday Survey and a very special sneak peek of what’s to come next week…
Today’s Friday Frock is a bit of a wild card… Leather, I hear you say? Yes indeed.
I’m having a bit of a (not at all S&M) love affair with leather of late. I can’t get over the classic nature of it as a fabric and the way it can work with so many trends. There surely isn’t any blouse/knit/shirt that can’t be paired with a black leather pencil skirt. That said, it’s a fine line, a very fine line.
Oddly enough there’s a huge trend for leather this summer in the SS12 collections and even odder still, the high fashion favourite is white, featuring in all the sports luxe collections. Today’s Mint Velvet neutral shift however is a classic and more wearable take on the trend that encompasses sixties, luxe, sports luxe and neutrals all in one.
I can’t wait to hear how you feel about leather – do you own a classic staple piece in leather that you can share or have you always lusted after a particular item?
As always, share your stylish finds this week and have a great weekend 🙂